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The Scene was our Illinois arts & culture podcast through 2017. Rachel Otwell curated the podcast which provided full-length stories and follow-ups, links to other reports, and conversations with you.This podcast contained a range of stories from the world of arts & culture, from visual art to Springfield's DIY music scene, to profiles of interesting local characters. The podcast was about what makes artists tick, and the diverse culture that exists within our community.

Springfield Events & Show Highlight 'The Intersection Of Art + Spirituality'

a flyer for the art show, featuring the work of Allen (L) & Bridges

Local artist Wendy Allen along with Carol Bridges, an artist from Indiana, have a show and workshops coming up in Springfield, including a talk about "The Intersection of Art and Spirituality" at The Pharmacy in Springfield on Wednesday. Both work with textiles and have colorful artwork that celebrates various spiritual aspects and lives of women.

The two are putting on a collaborative show called "Draw Near" that will be at The Pharmacy gallery in Springfield April 22nd and 23rd. Carol will also be giving a workshopon what she calls "Mystic Vision Meditation" on the 23rd. Listen to an interview with the two artists:

  • CLICK HEREfor the info on Wednesday's (4/5) talk about "The Intersection of Art and Spirituality" led by Wendy Allen. It's at 7pm and free and open to the public.
  • CLICK HEREfor info about the show on the 22nd and 23rd at The Pharmacy.
  • CLICK HEREfor info about the workshop on the 23rd led by Carol Bridges on "Mystical Vision Meditation."
Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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